|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21, 2005
Release # 05-089
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 955-1244
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Roasting Marshmallow Tealight Candle Holder
Units: About 5,000
Distributor: Carlton Cards Retail, Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio
Hazard: During normal use, the decorative marshmallows or decorative campfire flames may catch fire.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The candle holder is a Christmas decoration designed to hold a tealight candle. The candle holder includes three figures (penguin, moose, snowman) dressed in red and green sweaters, scarves and hats, roasting marshmallows on a stick over a small fire. Model numbers 4-01-427, 231279-4 and UPC code 90000 08741 are printed on the bottom of the candle holder.
Sold at: Card stores nationwide from October 2004 through December 2004 for about $13.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to the store where purchased or other stores where Carlton Cards are sold for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Call Carlton Cards at (800) 955-1244 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit http://www.carltoncards.com
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